Danielle Centoni

Danielle Centoni
 Danielle Centoni
Expertise: recipe development, food writing

Danielle Centoni is a longtime food writer, editor and cookbook author based in Portland, Oregon. She spent almost 10 years as a newspaper staff writer and editor before moving on to helm food- and drink-centric magazines and websites.



Danielle started cooking seriously in high school, often catering small events and even creating elaborate wedding cakes for friends and family. After college, she put her passion for cooking and writing together and became the food editor of the Oakland Tribune. Later she moved to Portland and became a staff writer and editor at The Oregonian, senior editor at Imbibe Magazine, editor of MIX Magazine, and editor of Eater Portland, where her work earned a James Beard Journalism Award in 2016. She is also the co-author of several cookbook including Mother’s Best: Comfort Food That Takes You Home Again (Taunton Books, 2009). Her solo cookbooks include Fried Rice: 50 Ways to Stir Up the World’s Favorite Grain (Sasquatch, 2019). She writes for regional and national publications including EatingWell, Better Homes and Gardens, Rachael Ray Every Day, Conde Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Serious Eats and The Kitchn.


Danielle received a B.A. in English from Smith College and has also taken WSET Intermediate Course in wine and spirits.


About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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